Animal Size

Silky anteater size: How big do they get?

How big does a Silky anteater get? Here is an overview over the average adult age:

A grown Silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus) reaches an average size of 17.7 cm (0′ 7″).

When born, they have an average size of 0 cm (0′ 0″). Usually, they reach an age of 2.25 years. A full-grown exemplary reaches roughly 259 grams (0.57 lbs). A Silky anteater has 1 babies at once. The Silky anteater (genus: Cyclopes) is a member of the family Myrmecophagidae.

As a reference: Humans reach an average body size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) while carrying 62 kg (137 lbs). A human woman is pregnant for 280 days (40 weeks) and on average become 75 years old.

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The silky anteater (Cyclopes didactylus), also known as the pygmy anteater, is a species of anteater in the genus Cyclopes, the only living genus in the family Cyclopedidae. It is found in southern Mexico, and Central and South America. A taxonomic review in 2017, including both molecular and morphological evidence, found that Cyclopes may comprise not one species (C. didactylus), as previously thought, but at least seven. The only known extinct cyclopedid species, Palaeomyrmidon incomtus, from the Late Miocene (c. 7 to 9 million years ago) of modern-day Argentina, is thought to share common ancestry with Cyclopes. It is the smallest of all known anteaters, has nocturnal habits and appears to be completely arboreal. Its hind feet are highly modified for climbing.

Animals of the same family as a Silky anteater

We found other animals of the Myrmecophagidae family:

Animals with the same size as a Silky anteater

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Silky anteater:

Animals with the same litter size as a Silky anteater

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (1) as a Silky anteater:

Animals with the same life expectancy as a Silky anteater

Completely different animals, but becoming as old as a Silky anteater:

Animals with the same weight as a Silky anteater

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Cyclopes didactylus: